Burying '60s sing-alongs and dance crazes beneath waves of reverb and giddy thud, Ty Segall has carved out his own shelf in the SF neopsych garage alongside SF compatriots and collaborators Sic Alps and Thee Oh Sees. After shattering the Bay Area underground as a frantic one-man-band that was devoured by the local press, Segall has now given up the solo act for a three piece that destroys sonic and melodic boundaries with manic glee. The new live setup is a better reflection of his studio work which generally starts with his one-man-band setup and builds from there. As an exploration of the space between Cro-Magnon fuzz and atmospheric acoustic psych, Lemons is the natural next step after his celebrated self-titled 2008 debut on Castle Face.
released July 28, 2009
Recorded in San Francisco January 09 by Matthew Hartman & Ty Segall and in Costa Mesa by Mike McHugh.
Anyone that tries to tell you “rock is dead” is just fucking confused and unaware. Shit like these dudes (Ty & White Fence, et al.) deliver will restore your faith in fuzzy guitars and lysergic harmonies. Forever and ever. Amen. JHM III